A woman in Illinois is serving her life in prison after being convicted of a grisly murder, in which she killed her two infant daughters and dumped elsewhere. But now the mother wants a new trial after the state of Illinois passed a new law that would help the mother to bring the evidence she couldn’t do in 1990.
The 60-year-old mother was found guilty of the horrendous murder of her two infant daughters. She also confessed herself of killing her 13-day-old daughter Loralei Sims and six weeks old daughter Heather Sims.
The mother suffocated Loralei to death in 1986 and dumped her in a nearby wooded area behind the Alton home. The authorities discovered the 13-day-old body of an infant who was reported to have been kidnapped by armed men.
Paula Sims then killed another daughter, six-week-old Heather Sims, in 1989, three years after the initial murder. This time she disposed the baby at a park’s garbage can. But to the investigators, she reported that the baby was struck by an unknown masked man while she was throwing garbage. After days of investigation, the authorities acknowledged that the child was placed inside the freezer for an unknown number of days.
The new Illinois law allows the accused to enter any postpartum depression (PPD) or postpartum psychosis (PPP) evidence during the trial. Paula’s attorney Jed Stone believes that Paula has PPP, and the new technology in medical science can easily decode that. Paula, who is now at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois also, has another child, a son who was never harmed in any circumstances.
The reports claimed that it is very unlikely that the court will hear this new appeal.